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Saturday 1 May 2021

Twickenham Stadium will be host to the 2021 Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup Finals.

The finals will be played out on Friday 21st May and Saturday  22nd May.

There will be a maximum of 10,000 spectators allowed due to Government restrictions.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:51 pm  

Four children have been taken to hospital after eating jelly sweets which police believe contained cannabis

Surrey Police say a 12-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy and a boy aged 13 suffered a violent reaction outside a parade of shops in Epsom.

A fourth 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital by his family as a precaution.

The sweets may have been supplied to the children at Court Recreation Ground.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm  

The London School of Dramatic Art has made a statement following reports of sexual harassment involving the actor, Noel Clarke.

Today, the Met Police have urged people to come forward after receiving a third-party complaint relating to allegations of sexual offences by a man.

It comes after 20 women accused actor Noel Clarke of sexual harassment and bullying.

Reporter, Emma Birchley has an update from the London School of Dramatic Art in South Kensington, where the actor was on the board of directors in an advisory capacity.

Clarke 'vehemently' denies the claims.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:39 pm  

A 72-year-old man from Hampton stopped traffic in New Malden today to get people talking about climate change.
Bob Bollen sat down on New Malden High Street with a sign saying ‘I’m terrified of London-wide flooding because of the climate crisis’.

He's told Radio Jackie it had the desired effect..

43 members of Extinction Rebellion have been doing the same thing across the country today.

A 22-year-old woman was arrested outside Surbiton Station earlier after refusing to get out of the road during her protest.

Bob told us he got up when asked by Police though, as he thought he'd made his point after about half an hour.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:18 pm  

A charity in Banstead is helping its staff to "upskill".

The aim is to allow staff to learn different trades like electrical work and tiling, therefore reducing the need for external contractors.

The charity cares for retired seafarers and their dependents and also offers dedicated dementia care.

CEO, Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt, says the move means staff become more invested in the charity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:09 pm  

Wimbledon is expected to get tough on ticket touts this summer as ticket sales go online.

 The tournament recently announced that 80,000 seats would be sold direct to the public for the first time.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club which runs the tournament said protecting the integrity of ticketing this year is a priority.

The terms and conditions prevent the resale of any tickets, meaning people who make purchases in secondary markets will be denied entry.

Buyers will need to bring photographic proof of identity and the credit card used for payment to be let into the grounds.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:59 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel isn't concerned about his team taking their eye off the ball ahead of this afternoon's Premier League game against Fulham.

 They host their west London rivals in between the first and second legs of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

With a top-four place at stake, Tuchel says they can't be anything less than a hundred percent focussed on beating Fulham.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

 It's predicted to be the hottest summer for a decade, but do Brits know how to keep hydrated?

New research by OnePoll suggests 40% of us are unsure of how much water to drink by openly embracing our body's natural indicators.

One in 10 of those do not even have a drink when they exercise and 14% do not have one with a meal.

Chelsea based nutritionist, Lily Soutter explains how you can tell if you are dehydrated.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A man who fatally stabbed a 26-year-old man near West Ealing station has been convicted of murder.

20-year-old Ismail Yusuf of Hanger Lane was found guilty of Mehran Heydari’s murder on Friday at Croydon Crown Court.

The court heard that on 24 November 2019 police were called at 01:18 to reports of an injured man outside West Ealing station.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found Mehran in a vehicle suffering from a stab wound.

He died a short time later.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

There’s been a fire at a cannabis factory in Sunbury.

 Surrey Fire and Rescue were contacted yesterday afternoon at 16:45 to a house fire in Spelthorne.

In tackling the fire, they discovered the cannabis farm in the loft and contacted the police.

It’s believed the fire was caused due to an electrical fault caused by the equipment used to grow the plants.

Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of production of cannabis.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

A Kingston based audio company has been honoured with a prestigious award.

Interfacio Ltd has been handed a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The scheme is now in its 55th year, and recognises the company’s continued growth across North America, Asia and Europe.  

Interfacio’s founders have also dedicated their time in the UK to working as business advisors at schools within Kingston.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

Thomas Tuchel admits he'd like to see Andreas Christensen sign a new contract.

The Danish defender says he wants to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge calling it his "second home".

His current deal expires at the end of next season.

Tuchel has told Christensen to show he deserves an extension with his performances.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Friday 30 April 2021

72% of respondents to a new poll believe parents should be responsible for their child’s security on the internet.

Yet almost two-thirds who took part in Menlo Security’s research said they hadn’t placed restrictions on their own child’s use of it.  

The company has produced a cyber safety handbook for children and parents called ‘Cyber Life. Ready, Get Set, Connect’.

Mike East has 15 years’ experience in cybersecurity working across Surrey.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Two drug dealers have been found guilty at Isleworth Crown Court.

56 year old Herbert Blaize was sentenced to 2 years and 50 year old Natalie Brooks was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison.

On the 20th May last year, officers caught the pair dealing drugs down by Northolt canal.

They were both searched and officers found Brooks to have heroin and a large quantity of cash on her person.

They also located 19 packages of heroin and 20 packages of Crack Cocaine hidden up a tree ready to sell to users.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Hounslow Police have made a number of arrests over the week for offences ranging from theft to drug supply.

Officers working on ‘Operation Sceptre’ were deployed to patrol the main routes coming in and out of Hounslow.

Using ANPR, three vehicles were seized including a stolen car, two weapons and approximately £10,000 in cash was seized.

Altogether 12 arrests were made for offences including theft of a motor vehicle and possession with intent to supply drugs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Surrey will fall dark on May the 21st.

Residents are being urged to take part in a county-wide blackout in support of the sky at night.

The aim is to appreciate the natural light given off by the moon and stars and try and ditch light pollution.

The call for action is being led by Surrey-based project, “Dark Skies Matter,” and backed by the likes of the RSPB.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea have banned one of their supporters for 10 years for posting anti-Semitic messages online.

It follows court proceedings against the individual in February.

The Premier League club is among the sports bodies, players and broadcasters joining this weekend's boycott of social media in protest against abuse and discrimination.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Four men have been sentenced at Croydon Crown Court after a fatal Stabbing in Ealing.

22-year-old Osvaldo de Carvalho was chased and stabbed to death in West Lodge Avenue on the 24th of September 2019.

Three brothers, Kamal, Sukhminder and Michael Sohal, all in their twenties, were all sentenced to life imprisonment.

The fourth man, 24-year-old Antoine George was sentenced to 9 year for manslaughter.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A tiny fox cub has been rescued from a recycling basket in Hounslow, after being mistaken for an abandoned puppy.

A resident thought the cub was an escaped pet that belonged to a neighbour, so put him inside a basket for the owners to find later.

The animal is too young to be away from his mother, so he’s been taken away for specialist care until he can return to the wild.

We’re being urged to leave baby animals alone unless they’re in immediate danger.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

A Met Police forensic scientist accused of mishandling laboratory evidence for nearly a decade has appeared in court.

Ursula Collins from Mitcham is alleged to have failed to store exhibits correctly, causing "undue delay" to Met Police investigations.

The 41-year-old has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of misconduct in public office.

A trial date has been set for the 8th of November.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Sky and production company Vertigo Films have dropped Noel Clarke from any future productions.

It’s after the actor was accused of sexual harassment and bullying.

BAFTA claims it did not know about the allegations until after he received his most recent award.

Isleworth based Sky says it stands against “all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously." 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

Football has been joined by a number of other sporting bodies and organisations in boycotting social media this afternoon

Rugby union, tennis and cricket, as well as sports broadcasters and sponsors will black out their accounts until Monday night in a show of solidarity against online abuse.

Fulham boss Scott Parker hopes the power of sport spurs social media companies into stronger action.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

An independent brewery has pulled its first pint, after opening at Britain’s longest running brewing site

Beer making has taken place uninterrupted at the Ram Quarter on Wandsworth High Street since at least the 1530s, even through the blitz and the English civil war.

When Youngs sold the site in 2006, a nanobrewery was opened during construction to keep the tradition alive.

Sambrooks has now opened there, and will also have a heritage centre to show the area’s unique history.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision in Thornton Heath

A car and van crashed on London Road around 8.30 this morning.

The injuries aren’t life threatening or life changing.

The accident caused delays through Croydon and Mitcham. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:48 am  

Those that carry knives are more than three times more likely to be a victim of knife crime

Met Police officers are taking part in Operation Sceptre this week, to try and drive that message home.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Wadey is from the South West BCU which covers Kingston, Merton, Wandsworth and Richmond.  

He says parents need to take an “active interest” in their children’s day-to-day activities. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

A teenager has been burgled at gunpoint at his home in in Stockwell

On Sunday the 18th of April, at around 5.30 in the evening, the victim opened the door to a stranger, who forced his way in along with two others.

He was held at the address for around three hours, alongside four other people, before the group ran off to the car park to search his car.

A total of £1,000 in cash was stolen, as well as multiple high value personal possessions.

The suspects are described as black, with one wearing light navy tracksuit bottoms with one white stripe down each leg.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:17 am  

Thursday 29 April 2021

A biker is in hospital following a collision with a car in Bookham.

Police were called to Guildford Road at 9am.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital for treatment for serious but non-life-changing injuries.

Officers are asking for anyone with dashcam footage to contact them on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Three people have been arrested as part of an ongoing Surrey Police operation to tackle so-called romance fraud.

In total, 10 suspects have been arrested in relation to this operation.

Romance fraud involves a victim meeting a partner online and forming a relationship with them.

However, once that person has gained their trust, they ask them for money or enough information to steal their identity.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Two men, including one from Hounslow, who used the ‘dark web’ to supply drugs have been jailed for 24 years.

Both men were part of an organised criminal gang which engaged in an online conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across the UK.

The members planned this via the dark web and social media apps.

As a result of the arrests, more than £100,000 in cash and cryptocurrencies were recovered.

29 year old Jehanzeb Amar from Hounslow has been jailed for 13 and a half years after pleading guilty to four charges.

29 year old Salahydin Warsame from Birmingham was sentenced to 10 and a half years after also pleading guilty to four charges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A cancer vaccine could be right on our doorstep

Biotech firm Touchlight is based in the Moreland and Riverdale pumping station in Hampton.  

It manufactures novel synthetic dbDNA or “doggybones” which are building blocks for vaccines and medicines for many diseases.

Scientists there say their cancer vaccine is ready for clinical trials which could start as early as this year.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Nine people were rescued from the Thames at Chiswick Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Chiswick RNLI attended the scene alongside paramedics.

The charity is warning people to call 999 and ask for the coastguard if they spot someone in the water rather than dive in themselves.

The conditions of those rescued have not been disclosed. 

Chiswick remains the UK’s second busiest lifeboat station after Tower London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

There are reports that a man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulted a 13-year-old in Colliers Wood has been attacked in prison

 27-year-old Kadian Nelson pled guilty on Monday, and will be sentenced in August.

A person who works in the hospital wing of Wandsworth Prison apparently passed on details of the attack.

A prison service spokesperson says “a prisoner was treated in hospital for an injury to his cheek” and police are investigating.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Restaurants are looking forward to May the 17th when diners should be able to eat indoors again

Ray Tank is the co-owner of Wags N Tales bar and kitchen in Surbiton.

She says loyal customers will continue to be vital for independents during this time:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Dogs will need to be on leads in Richmond and Bushy Parks until August.

Over the next few months, around 300 deer will be born in these parks.

Does are afraid of dogs harming their young, meaning they chase and attack them.

Dog walkers are asked to avoid areas shaded orange on the maps, avoid dense vegetation, and only let your dog off the lead if a deer is charging.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:19 pm  

Crews have been tackling a fire at the recycling centre on Smugglers Way in Wandsworth

The brigade was called around 8.20 this morning.

Part of a bunker containing 150 tonnes of rubbish was damaged by the blaze.

The cause is under investigation, and there were no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:14 pm  

More than 150 arrests have been made across Croydon and Bromley over the last ten weeks

Numerous weapons, including 29 knives and a gun in Purley, have been seized as part of the sweeps.

The operation was launched by the Met Police following a spate of unrelated stabbings in the area. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:25 pm  

Research says that three-layered cloth masks are as good at reducing the spread of COVID-19 as surgical masks

Scientists at the University of Surrey say that both reduce exposure by around 50 to 75%.

The N95 surgical masks are made from plastic fibres, which pose an environmental risk.

However, reusable masks are a more sustainable option, but must be cleaned regularly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:34 pm  

Heathrow's chief executive says he is "deeply concerned" Border Force won't be able to cope with COVID checks

All foreign travel is due to resume in a matter of weeks on May the 17th.

John Holland-Kaye explains what he feels should be done before then:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:10 pm  

People in Surrey will now have the ability to live stream incidents when they dial 999

Callers will be asked if they want to provide a video feed using their smartphone, and will be sent a text with a link to click on.

It will enable operators to assess the severity of the incident much quicker, and ensure the best response is mobilised.

No app is required and no other data is taken from or stored on the caller’s phone.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:42 pm  

Heathrow airport says it's now lost £2.4bn since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

The site took a further hit, of £329m, in the first three months of the year.

Passenger numbers were 91% down on the same spell in 2019.

It says the recovery depends on travel restarting from May 17th.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:58 am  

A man in his 50s is dead and two people have been arrested after a hit and run in Isleworth

At around quarter past nine yesterday evening, police were called to the A4 at the junction with Thornbury Road.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The car was located afterwards, and a 39-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

Business owners have been talking about the importance of diversifying in order to survive the pandemic

58% of small companies expect their performance to improve this quarter according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Wags N Tales started life a few years ago as a dog friendly bar and café in Surbiton.

Co-owner Raj Tank tells us that re-evaluating has been its saviour.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:34 am  

Police are due to issue photos of 26 dogs seized during a raid in Epsom yesterday

Three women were arrested at the scene on suspicion of fraud offences.

All the dogs found on the site were examined by a vet and are believed to have been stolen. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:06 am  

Business owners are the target of a new scam doing the rounds in Richmond

Letters purporting to be from the Government falsely state owners have a legal requirement to buy Covid-safe air purifiers. 

The devices are said to be £123 each and the letters say some companies need more than one depending on their size.

Finally, the document says failure to purchase air purifying devices could lead to fines of up to £5,000. 

Businesses are being reminded this is a scam and not to comply.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:05 am  

Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old in Hounslow have made a sixth and seventh arrest.

Renato Geci died from stab wounds at a house in Granville Avenue in the early hours of March the 22nd.

Two people have previously been charged with his murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Dixons is to close its airport branches, after the government stopped tax-free airside shopping at the start of the year.

The move affects 400 staff, including those at the branches at Heathrow.

The group says they do not expect passenger numbers to recover enough to compensate for the removal of tax-free shopping.

Other parts of the company are going strong, with Dixons Carphone paying back £73m in furlough money to the government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Dixons is to close its airport branches, after the government stopped tax-free airside shopping at the start of the year.

The move affects 400 staff, including those at the branches at Heathrow.

The group says they do not expect passenger numbers to recover enough to compensate for the removal of tax-free shopping.

Other parts of the company are going strong, with Dixons Carphone paying back £73m in furlough money to the government.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

An IT company from Surbiton has raised over £1,000 for a young girl with a genetic disorder by walking 3 million steps.

6-year-old Mia May, who is blind and unable to walk or speak, needs constant physiotherapy to maintain strength and movement.

Every year Viadex and its staff make a commitment to fundraising and community social responsibility initiatives.

This year staff coordinated their fundraising through charity Tree of Hope which helps families like Mia’s to raise funds for healthcare.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Driving instructors are warning of a massive delay in learner drivers getting started

Lockdown means around a million people are also thought to be waiting to book a test now the industry is open again. 

Jane Jones is a driving instructor in Sutton. She says some people aren’t making very much progress at all, leading to further delays. 

1 million learner drivers are said to be waiting to take their test:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:30 pm  

Police have raided a house in Epsom and seized 26 dogs that are suspected to have been stolen

A 23 year-old woman, a 20 year-old woman and a 30 year-old woman were arrested for fraud offences earlier.

All the dogs found on the site were examined by a vet at the location, which isn’t being disclosed. 

Also found on site were three stolen caravans, two stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old in Hounslow have made a sixth and seventh arrest

Renato Geci died from stab wounds at a house in Granville Avenue in the early hours of March the 22nd. 

Two people have previously been charged with his murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:21 pm  

A wood-fired pizza oven has caused a fire at a restaurant in Clapham Junction

The brigade was called yesterday evening to Lavender Hill, where the blaze had consumed the kitchen and part of the roof.

It’s believed the fire was accidental, and prolonged heat from the oven caused structural timber to catch light.

One man left the building before crews arrived and was treated at the scene by ambulance crews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:17 pm  

We’re being asked if we may know someone who could be a victim of trafficking or sexual exploitation

The Modern Slavery Helpline had almost 8,000 contacts from victims and professionals working in services such as the NHS last year.

The charity says its latest annual figures show a dramatic increase in sexual and criminal exploitation during the pandemic

PC Elena Boafo with Epsom and Ewell Police explains some of the mannerisms a victim may display:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Driving lessons are back underway following lockdown

But a backlog means some are being forced to wait months to book a driving test because of huge demand on the system.

1 million learner drivers are said to be waiting to take their test according to research by Marmalade Insurance.

Jane Jones is an instructor in Sutton.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

Two boys have been found smashing glass bottles in a children’s play area in Egham

Officers were called to reports of anti-social behaviour at Bishop’s Way Recreation Ground.

The pair “reluctantly” cleared the mess up.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A section 60 has been authorised for the entire borough of Merton until 7.30 this evening

It’s after a number of violent incidents yesterday involving a group of youths seen with weapons in Mitcham.

The section 60 allows police additional grounds to conduct a stop and search.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:54 am  

Chelsea scored a potentially vital away goal in their 1-all draw with Real Madrid, in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final

Christian Pulisic had given Thomas Tuchel's side the lead, before Karim Benzema equalised for their Spanish opponents.

Despite having the advantage the Chelsea boss knows the tie is far from over.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:52 am  

A 77-year-old man has suffered head injuries, trying to chase burglars out of his house in Kew

Last Wednesday, at around midnight, two unknown men entered the home on Mortlake Road, and tried to get into the bedroom.

The man chased them, but in the commotion, fell down the stairs and fractured his shoulder.

His injuries are not deemed life threatening or life changing, and no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:44 am  

Thames Water says “putting untreated sewage into rivers is unacceptable” and it’s working on a solution

The Mogden works in Isleworth discharged the equivalent of 400 Olympic swimming pools’ capacity of waste into the Thames over two days last autumn.

The Environment Agency gives water companies permits to release untreated sewage into rivers via storm overflows after heavy rainfall.

This is to stop the sewage backing up into homes.

But a BBC report claims Mogden breached the terms of its permit by discharging waste on 43 days last year.

A Thames Water spokesman has told Jackie News that despite its best efforts, some of its 350 sewage works struggle during heavy or persistent rain.  

It says considerable resilience work is planned for Mogden which is likely to cost in excess of £100 million to reduce the risk of discharges.

It also says the planned Thames Tideway Tunnel, due for completion in 2024, will deliver a “huge reduction” in discharges London-wide. 

Full Thames Water Statement:

Eliminating these discharges is not going to be quick, easy, or inexpensive and we welcome the continued support of our customers and regulators, who are equally passionate about this topic, as well as extensive collaboration with local communities and other stakeholders, to achieve cleaner rivers. 

“The Thames Tideway Tunnel, due for completion in 2024 at a total investment of more than £4 billion, will deliver a huge reduction in the discharges to the tidal River Thames in London. 

We absolutely want to go further, invest more, and play our part in helping the environment to thrive. There is a long way to go – and we can’t do it on our own – but the ambition is clear.”

Supporting information:

Despite the best efforts of our operational staff and maintenance teams, we recognise that some of our 350 sewage treatment works have difficulty in treating the full flows specified in their permits following heavy or persistent rain. In many cases where we believe this may be happening, we have firm commitments in our business plan to provide upgrades.

This includes considerable resilience work planned for Mogden over the next couple of years, which is likely to cost in excess of £100m to reduce the risk of discharges.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:29 am  

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Wisley Gardens is to become custodian of one of the UK’s biggest national collections of plants.

The collection of Pelargonium is the largest of its kind in the world, numbering more than 1,400 species. 

They will be divided by group between the RHS’s five gardens after current holder Fibrex Nurseries donated them.  

The plant species was first introduced to the UK from South Africa in the 1630s.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:43 pm  

Surrey’s police chief says it’s disappointing that officers weren’t given Covid vaccine priority.

Gavin Stephens expects officers will continue wearing masks while on duty over the summer and into the autumn. 

He says policing is not something that can be done at a two metre distance. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:11 pm  

Two men and a woman are being hunted by Surrey Police.

Emily Dexter has more:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm  

Surrey’s Chief Constable says the majority of people in the county have respected lockdown rules.

Gavin Stephens has been detailing some of the 1,558 fixed penalty notices handed out by his officers since March last year.

One £10,000 fine was also issued as well as three summonses, one relating to a large funeral in Epsom. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:22 pm  

The Civil Aviation Authority has rejected a request for funding from Heathrow

 The move would have seen airport charges increase by 10% as a result, or about £2 per passenger.  

The CAA has instead sanctioned a smaller increase which amounts to around 30p per passenger instead.  

The airport is trying to recover about £2.6 billion lost due to the pandemic.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:53 pm  

A man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13 year old on her way to school in Colliers Wood

27 year old Kadian Nelson from Tooting followed the girl in November before forcing her into an alleyway and attacking her.

He also admitted kidnap, and making a threat to kill when he appeared at Kingston Crown Court.

He will be sentenced in August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:39 pm  

Wimbledon's traditional 'Middle Sunday' day of rest will be scrapped from next year, moving the tennis championships to a 14-day event

Chairman Ian Hewitt has also confirmed they're continuing to plan for a minimum capacity of 25-percent at this summer's competition.

Hewitt revealed taking out pandemic insurance has paid off to the tune of £180 million.

It’s covered Wimbledon's losses from last year's cancelled event.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Harlequins André Esterhuizen will find out his fate tonight when he appears before an online independent disciplinary committee

The South African international plays at fullback or centre for the Twickenham based club.

He was red carded for striking with his elbow  in the 48th minute against London Irish on Saturday. 

Mike Brown scored one of the three tries earning an historic 350th cap and helping to seal a 25-21 win for his club. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:34 pm  

A leading pregnancy charity's found miscarriage rates among black women is 40% higher than their white counterparts

A study by Tommy's also revealed the loss of a baby before 24 weeks costs the UK more than 470 million pounds every year.

It's calling for big changes to the support parents are given.

Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy says her pre-eclampsia condition was spotted too late and she was forced to miscarry her child.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:07 pm  

55 people have been evacuated from a leisure centre in Thornton Heath after a fire at a house next door

One woman was rescued directly from the blaze yesterday evening, but there were no reports of any injuries.

A shed, storage box, and surrounding fencing at the rear of a first floor flat were destroyed.

Both the police and the brigade are investigating.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm  

An attempt by Heathrow to increase airport charges to recover £2.6bn lost during the coronavirus pandemic has been rejected

The Civil Aviation Authority says the airport can initially only recover an additional £300m.

It describes the request of £2.6bn as "disproportionate and not in the interests of consumers".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:05 am  

Surrey Police’s Chief Constable is encouraging women to speak out over their safety fears

Gavin Stephens wants female residents to take part in the “Call It Out” survey.

It's available online until Monday.

It was launched in the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance in Clapham in March, and her subsequent murder.  

Chief Constable Stephens says domestic abuse is one issue that he fears is going underreported.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

A campaign to rename Hammersmith Bridge after the Duke of Edinburgh is gaining momentum

The Grade II listed structure was forced to close in April 2019 after concerns were raised about its safety.

A special taskforce has been set up to work out a solution.

Suggestions include building a ferry crossing or completely rebuilding the bridge from scratch.

Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney has written to the taskforce voicing her support for the move and rename “The Prince Philip Bridge”. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

A man's pleaded guilty to the kidnap and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Mitcham

27-year-old Kadian Nelson also admitted making a threat to kill.

Prosecutors say he followed the 13-year-old on her way to school and attacked her last November.

He'll be sentenced in August.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

The Professional Footballers Association has written to all its members asking them to support this weekend's boycott of social media.

Clubs and governing bodies will switch off their channels from Friday for four days.

It's hoped all players will follow suit.

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic admits a stand is needed to eradicate racism and online hate for good.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 am  

The daughter of a man killed in Walton on Thursday afternoon has paid tribute to him.

49-year-old Matthew Tester, known as Tik, died after an incident in Church Street.

His daughter has said of her father;  "Our favourite thing was just to laugh, because even in our darkest time we did it together."

£11,000 has so far been raised from nearly 500 donations from scooter enthusiasts, like Mr Tester, to help his family going forward.

26-year-old Shaan Mir from Weybridge has been charged with murder.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 26 April 2021

Thomas Tuchel has hit out at UEFA's Champions League reforms.

The competition will increase from 32 to 36 teams - with everyone playing at least 10 games in the first stage from 2024.

The Chelsea boss says the changes have avoided scrutiny because of the anger over the collapsed European Super League.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 pm  

Women in Hammersmith and Fulham are being asked how safe they feel in the borough.

They are being urged to take part in an online survey aimed at ending violence against women and girls.  

Domestic abuse affects one in four women at some point in their lives. 

One in five have also been subjected to stalking, harassment or sexual assault at some point in their lives in England and Wales.

The survey, which can be found on the council’s website, is also open to men.

The aim is to gauge public opinion on how to deal with assault, harassment and how make the borough safer. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man from Belmont has avoided jail, after being found in possession of 600 grams of herbal cannabis.

27-year-old Jason Anderson’s home was raided in 2019 by police.

He’s been sentenced to 9 months in prison, suspended for 2 years, and is subject to 16 weeks home curfew.

Police say that despite popular belief that cannabis is a harmless recreational activity, evidence suggests production involves exploitation, violence and modern slavery.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A man has been charged in relation to a rape in Richmond on Sunday the 25th of April.

Police were called to a woman who stated that she had been attacked in the car park on Paradise Road.

33-year-old Agnelo Cardoso from Hounslow was remanded in custody and will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The woman is currently being supported by specialist officers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

More than a thousand tickets will be given away to key workers for Wimbledon warm-up events this summer.

The Lawn Tennis Association will make free seats available at Queens Club in Hammersmith. 

Tournaments at Eastbourne, Birmingham and Nottingham will also benefit from the initiative.

The governing body is hoping to operate at 25-percent capacity at the venues.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Andy Murray's urging players to avoid moaning about having to stay in specialist hotels to play at Wimbledon

It's one of the conditions to restrict coronavirus infections.

Murray says it'll be a "shame" not to be able to commute to the tournament, but he's happy to accept it.

He's also said his recent groin injury was "nothing very serious."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:22 pm  

A man charged with murder and attempted murder in relation to the death of a man in Walton has been remanded in custody

26 year old Shaan Mir appeared at Guildford Crown Court earlier and is next due to appear in court in July.

Mir is charged in relation to the murder of 49 year old Matthew ‘Tik’ Tester and the attempted murder of another man, also in his 40s.

Police were called to an incident in Church Street last Thursday afternoon where Mr Tester later died.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

The Prime Minister allegedly said he would “rather see bodies “pile high in their thousands” than order a third lockdown

The Mail claims he made the comments in October, after announcing the November lockdown.

Downing Street denies the comments, with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace saying it’s “just another lie”.

Brentford MP Ruth Cadbury says “have you lost a loved one to Covid? This is how much the UK Prime Minister cares about them, and you”.

Meanwhile, Kingston MP and Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says “if true, this is the most callous statement a PM has made in my lifetime”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:08 pm  

Bus strikes in South-West London today have been called off, after an improved pay offer

Members of the Unite Union will be balloted on the proposed pay deal.

If the offer is rejected by drivers, the strike action scheduled for the 6th and 7th of May will go ahead as planned.

Unite Regional Officer Michelle Braveboy says it’s a “positive development”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:04 pm  

A man who allegedly attempted to lure a six-year-old into his van in Clapham is being hunted by police

On Thursday afternoon in Clarence Avenue, the boy was approached by a man over the garden wall, who claimed to have sweets in his van.

The child ran inside and alerted his mother, but by the time she came out, the man was gone.

The boy was physically unharmed.

The suspect is described as brown-skinned, around 5ft 6, and wearing a blue blazer and black trousers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:06 am  

The former chief executive of the Post Office, Paula Vennells, has resigned from the boards of Morrisons and Dunelm by mutual agreement

During her time at the Post Office, it prosecuted hundreds of sub postmasters for fraud - despite the company's own computer system being responsible for the discrepancies.

On Friday the court of appeal cleared the names of 39 of those who were convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting.

That includes one woman from West Byfleet who was pregnant when she was wrongly sent to prison.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:41 am  

Kew Gardens is on a mission to reconnect people to nature after a year in lockdown spent largely indoors

The “Secret World of Plants’ exhibition next month will aim to reveal the mysteries of the plant world.

Six large scale immersive biodomes will go on display at the gardens.  

Musical symphonies created by natural sounds will accompany the exhibition and allow people to “listen to the trees.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:36 am  

Four teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two girls were stabbed in Lambeth

The attack happened yesterday afternoon on Norwood Road, and the girls are being treated in hospital.

This was the second knife attack involving teenagers in London over the last week

On Friday, 14-year-old Fares Maatou was fatally stabbed, a teenage boy of the same age has been charged with murder.

His death is the 33rd homicide in the capital since January.

Police are now increasing efforts to tackle knife crime with a week-long crackdown involving weapon sweeps and amnesty bins

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:08 am  

Sunday 25 April 2021

People who’re worried about stalking are being encouraged to get help from police.

Today marks the end of Stalking Awareness Week.

Chief Constable in Surrey, Gavin Stephens, is reminding us to look out for fixated, obsessive, unwanted and repeated behaviour.

The National Stalking Helpline was established after the estate agent, Suzy Lamplugh, disappeared from Fulham in 1986.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

Firefighters in Chelsea are looking into how a ground floor flat was damaged on Friday.

25 officers were called to a fire on Chelsea Manor Street at around 2.30pm.

There are no reports of any injuries.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:08 pm  

Kingston’s Highways are set to become ‘Wildways’ under new plans to increase biodiversity alongside major roads in the borough.

Eight sites in and around Kingston, Surbiton and Maldens and Coombe are being transformed into meadows.

Wildflowers will be encouraged in efforts to bring some colour back to our roadsides and attract animals like butterflies and bumblebees.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:11 pm  

Chelsea's women are at Bayern Munich today for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

They haven’t reached a final yet.

But manager Emma Hayes says the WSL leaders have been getting stronger every year.

Chelsea kick off in Munich at 4pm

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:08 pm  

A man has died at a house fire in Sutton.

The brigade were called to a property on Glenthorne Gardens just before 8:30 last night.

Firefighters found the man in a first floor bedroom and brought him out of the property. 

But he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance crews.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:02 am  

Work will begin tomorrow to drain the QEII reservoir in Walton.

The site holds nearly 20,000 million litres of water which is equivalent to around 8,000 Olympic swimming pools.

The two tunnels that feed the reservoir from the Thames and carry it to Walton and Hampton treatment plants need to be re-lined.

One of the tunnel access shafts is in Walton Road will be fully closed for two months with Thames Water carrying out the work. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Artificial intelligence developed at Kingston University is being used to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties.

The digital alert system will monitor heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing and other stress responses.

The sensors can be worn unobtrusively or placed in a room and will alert carers when urgent support is needed.

Data received will help predict medical events such a seizures.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 am  

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